Vanderbilt University hopes to enroll about 400 women in a national study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new model of group prenatal care designed to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and infancy.
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT
A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.
– American Sociological Association (ASA)|4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT
Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nishat Jabin’s first language was Bengali. But one of her great pleasures was watching English-language cartoons. She ranks “Tom and Jerry,” “Hey Arnold!” and “Scooby-Doo” among her childhood favorites.
– University of Virginia|4/16/2014 9:20 AM EDT
Most autoimmune diseases disproportionately affect women, but scientists do not know why. Researchers say they’ve discovered a group of immune-regulating genes that increase activity in the presence of estrogen, which could help explain why women are better able to fight off infectious disease – and why they are more at risk for developing autoimmune diseases like lupus. The discovery also opens the door for new therapies that could help regulate estrogen’s impact on these hormone-sensitive genes.
– Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science|4/16/2014 8:00 AM EDT
Gregory Barnes, M.D., Ph.D., is the inaugural permanent director of the University of Louisville Autism Center. Barnes comes to UofL from Vanderbilt University.
– University of Louisville|4/16/2014 7:30 AM EDT
Last winter’s curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth’s climate warms.
– University of Utah|4/16/2014 5:00 AM EDT
Boston, MA—The most “feminine” girls and “masculine” boys are more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers.
– Harvard School of Public Health|4/16/2014 12:00 AM EDT
April 18, 1-1:50pm Pacific, John Carlstrom, Walt Ogburn, Michael Turner & Abigail Vieregg discuss the recent news story announcing the first hard evidence that the universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic almost instantly after its birth.
– Kavli Foundation|4/15/2014 9:15 PM EDT
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